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South Australia to trade international benefits at Ministers’ forum

Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith will seek to build on South Australia’s recent export momentum at the Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting in Cairns today. Mr Hamilton-Smith will represent South Australia at the national forum and engage with the Commonwealth, State and Territ... ... (Thursday, 11 September 2014)

Defence Industries Leaders Promote Investment and New Job Opportunities

Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has been highlighting South Australian capabilities as supply chain partners to global defence firms targeting major Australian defence projects, with a focus on naval shipbuilding and aerospace. Mr Hamilton Smith has recently visited key defence com... ... (Wednesday, 10 September 2014)

South Australian exports outpace nation for 10th straight month

South Australian export growth has outpaced the nation for the 10th consecutive month. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics trade figures show overseas goods exported from South Australia grew 15.4% to $12.4 billion for the 12 months to July 2014. The latest result also shows South Austra... ... (Thursday, 04 September 2014)

State Government demands explanation over secret Japanese visit

Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has called on the Federal Government to explain why a group of Japanese Submarine experts are on a secret mission in Adelaide. Media reports say a 40-strong delegation is inspecting the ASC base at Osborne, renewing the State Government’s fears that ... ... (Wednesday, 27 August 2014)

Federal Government must rule out building submarines overseas

Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has called on the Federal Government to clearly rule out building submarines overseas and honour its pre-election promise to build the ships in Adelaide. Before the election (May 8, 2013), Defence Minister David Johnston stood at ASC and promised Aus... ... (Monday, 25 August 2014)

South Australian exports again exceed $12 billion

South Australia’s export performance has again topped the nation, growing 15% in the 12 months to June to $12.362 billion. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics trade figures also show overseas goods exported from South Australia have exceeded $1 billion for each of the past seven months. Inves... ... (Tuesday, 05 August 2014)

South Australia commemorates 100th anniversary of First World War

On Monday, 4 August 2014 the world will commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War. “For Australians this is a momentous occasion,” Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith said. “The First World War touched the lives of nearly every Australian and many of the impacts a... ... (Saturday, 02 August 2014)

Cultana Training Area Expansion to boost regional economy

Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said today the five-fold expansion of the Australia Defence Force’s Cultana Training Area in the Upper Spencer Gulf will boost South Australia’s regional economy. Attending a ceremony in Whyalla to mark the granting of a lease by the South Austra... ... (Thursday, 31 July 2014)

Defence Conference highlights urgency for naval shipbuilding decisions

A high-level Defence Conference held in Adelaide this week has reinforced the need for the Federal Government to make swift decisions about the future of naval shipbuilding. Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Defence and Industry Conference highlighted the need for a 30-y... ... (Wednesday, 30 July 2014)

Sharp increase in skilled business migration to South Australia

South Australia has become an increasingly attractive migration destination for entrepreneurs. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith told Parliament this sharp increase in business migration to South Australia in the past financial year follows additional funding to speed up applic... ... (Sunday, 27 July 2014)

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